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Subject: Position at Free Library of Philadelphia

Position at Free Library of Philadelphia

From: Karen Lightner <flprarebk>
Date: Monday, January 29, 1996
Conservation Technician (temporary, part-time)

The Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia seeks to hire a
conservation technician to assist with the rehousing of materials in our
Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham collections. This is an
NEH-funded project.

Qualifications: Training and experience in the conservation of paper-based
materials; knowledge of archival storage techniques and materials; experience
in constructing protective enclosures for rare books; excellent fine-motor
skills and capacity for attention to detail; ability to work with minimal

Duties: Under the direction of the department head and in cooperation with the
librarian responsible for preservation activities: measures for and/or
constructs phase boxes; removes and/or replaces acidic interleaving tissue in
books; encapsulates manuscript materials; creates archival folders for
manuscript materials and places materials in the folders; maintains cleanliness
of work area; performs other related duties as required.

Hours: 10 hours per week for 36 weeks. Hours will be worked between 9 am and
4:45 pm, Monday to Friday, preferably on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and scheduled
with the approval of the Librarian II and/or the department head.

Rate of pay: $10.00 per week for 36 weeks. This is not a civil service position
with the City of Philadelphia, but a position with The Free Library Foundation.
There are no health or other benefits available with this position.


    Karen Lightner, Librarian II, or
    Martha Repman, Department Head
    Rare Book Department
    The Free Library of Philadelphia
    1901 Vine St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103,

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer.

Karen Lightner
Reference and Preservation Librarian
The Free Library of Philadelphia

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:57
                Distributed: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-57-029
Received on Monday, 29 January, 1996

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